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Circulation Assistant (UW Bothell/Cascadia)

Posted 7 August, 2017. Closed 1 September, 2017


Bothell Campus Library

Job Title:

Circulation Assistant

Date Posted:

7 August, 2017

Closing Date:

1 September, 2017

Number Available:



$15.00 per hour

Start Date: 18 September, 2017


Up to 19.5 hours per week. Hours and schedule to be determined; may include evenings and weekends.


  • Provide assistance to faculty, staff, and students in person and on the phone with informational and directional questions.
  • Provide routine circulation, study room, Course Reserves, interlibrary and intralibrary loan assistance.
  • Provide users with information about library and institutional policies, services, and procedures.
  • Perform circulation tasks: check books in and out, renew items, place holds, retrieve and process requested library items, and update patron records.
  • Perform basic bibliographic searches.
  • Assist with stacks maintenance: shelve, sort, inventory, and shift library materials.
  • Search for missing volumes.
  • Perform basic office support functions such as processing incoming mail, dusting, and straightening.
  • Participate in library outreach efforts through library displays and blog posts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and public service skills.
  • Consistent attention to detail and ability to sort alphabetically and numerically.
  • Ability to track and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts, including evenings and weekends.

Desired Qualifications:

  • General aptitude using computer software

Other Details:

Students enrolled in at least 6 credits at either the University of Washington or Cascadia College are welcome to apply. This position is Work-Study eligible.

Application Process:

  1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader (some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms).
  2. Submit the following items by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
    • Application form
    • Cover letter
    • Resume

*Cascadia Students: If you don't have a UW NetID, first get a UW NetID.

      Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

      For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Employment and Payroll Services Manager, UW Libraries:

      Erik Dahl

      Excellent public service skills
      •       Ability to lift, push, and pull 40 pounds
      •       Ability to work a variety of shifts, including evenings and weekends
      •       Must be a full time student or enrolled for at least 6 academic